What About The Victims?

There is not a consistent type or profile of a trafficking victim.  Based on U.S. federal law, trafficked persons in the U.S. can be men or women, adults or children, and foreign nationals or U.S. citizens.  Some are well-educated, while others have no formal education.  Some immigrant victims are currently in the U.S. legally, and others are undocumented.  Some form of vulnerability tends to be the common thread amongst all different trafficking victims.


“When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute….”

No girl wakes up, looks in the mirror, and says, “When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute….”

"No girl wakes up and looks in the mirror and says I want to be a prostitute." Linda Smith is a saint and with relentless determination, professionalism and poise she has dedicated her life to the issue of sex trafficking. She literally saves lives and seeks justice for those who can't defend themselves through policy change, awareness and activism.

A Conversation Among Men About Sex Trafficking

Hear some stories from men about Sex Trafficking.

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women held a panel titled, A Conversation Among Men About Sex Trafficking on December 2, 2009 in New York City at the NYU Wasserman Center. The panelists included author, Aaron Cohen, actor/activist Michael Cory Davis, musician/philanthropist, Peter Buffett and Poet/activist Jonathan Paul Walton.